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Well i have been looking into watercooling because it provides great temps for long play and it looks badass... also nice to gloat!(: HaHa well, I have a few questions i have been looking at a reservoir and pump that are attached. 1.) will this provide as good of temps as a seperate pump and reservoir. 2.) what the heck does a reservoir even look like. I dont think i have ever seen a picture of one and is there a difference between a reservoir and a pump?

Plus from the people have experienced watercooling what was the best setup for you?
I have been thinking the best will be pump/res>rad>cpu>ram and loop 2 pump/res2>rad2>gpu1>gpu2>gpu3 however how my i go about setting up a seperate pump and rad in a M8? My MAIN question is what does a res look like im dieing to know... haha
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post #2 of 9
a resovior is just a box that holds your coolant

http://www.xoxide.com/single-ddcdual-br.html

ram already runs cool so there is really no reason to put it in a loop
but usually pump>res>cpu and or gpu>rad>back to pump
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im am stupid. haha well are they always 5.25" bay ones?
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^No, they vary in sizes. Sometimes they're are build into the radiator to conserve space.

http://www.xoxide.com/wacore.html

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/65...08&id=oqwAyBMn

5770 vs gtx460 1gb

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/180?vs=172
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Thanks! i think ill get the single slot 5.25" bay to save room! Unless, do you know if you can make case labs have the entire left side 5.25" bays i think ill ask!
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^ sorry man, no idea
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ok ill ask haha no worries thanks for all the help!
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If you need some pics to get an idea here is my setup in an older case... its a mid tower case so you can make stuff work pretty well...

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...-wc-setup.html

this was my first setup... i went custom so i could do what i wanted... Good luck with your setup...
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thanks for the pics really helps a lot!
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